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Re: base64Binary and hexBinary

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:05:22 -0500
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF136FE457.A0F11091-ON852569CD.0011F4C2@lotus.com>
James Clark writes:

>> It would be nice to have built-in datatypes
>> base64Binary and hexBinary derived from binary by
>> fixing the encoding facet.  It seems unnecessarily
>> user-hostile to require users to derive a datatype
>> themselves in order to use binary.
>> 
>> James
>> 

What's more, it would significantly benefit interoperability.  If everyone 
redefines these types under different names, it's very hard to build 
tools, database mappings, etc.  that deal with all such data in a common 
manner.

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